OG Daddy Long Legs

The original daddy longs built by me in 2011.

Stomping Ground: Northern Colorado

Vehicle Year: 2005

Make: Jeep

Model: Wrangler Unlimited

Engine: 4.0L

Transmission: 6 Speed Auto

Transfer case(s): NP231 w Advance Adapters SYE & Tom Woods Driveshaft

Front axle/differential: Mopar Dana 44 w Aussie Locker & Nitro Gear and Axle Shafts, Ballistic Fab Diff Cover

Rear axle/differential: Mopar Dana 44 with Yukon Zip Locker & G2 Axleshafts, Riddler Diff Cover

Axle ratio: 4.88

Front suspension: Custom 4 Link, 4" Spings, Fox 2.0s

Rear suspension: Custom 4 Link, 4" Springs, Fox 2.0s

Tires: 37x12.50r17 Pitbull Rocker Radials

Wheels: Pro Comp Aluminum Alloys

Bumpers and armor: Front Savvy Offroad Aluminum Bumper, Poison Spyder 1st Gen front tube fenders, Genright aluminum half door skins, Rokmen Mercenary Sliders, Rokmen rear aluminum full corners, Savvy Aluminum Tailgate armor, Savvy Aluminum Gas Tank Skid

Other cool stuff: Bestop 1st Gen Trektop(Made In USA), 8k Winch with Masterpull synthetic rope, Poison Spyder Steering box skid, Genright hood louvers, Flowmaster exhaust system, Airaid cold air intake,

Why you built it: I built my 1st Jeep after I got out of the Navy to get up into the hills and do some trail rides in Virginia. Soon we were making the 7 hr drive to Rausch Creek Offroad Park and caught the rock crawling bug. Moved back home to Colorado and continued to wheel and add to it. Finally sold it in 2012 to buy my next Jeep. a 97 TJ buggy on 42's.

What you would do differently: Not sell it! Add coilover shocks, PRP Seats and a DOM cage.
4 thoughts on “OG Daddy Long Legs”
    Andrew Brown August 23, 2015,1:14 am

    nice jeep

    Derek Lobato August 26, 2015,1:30 pm


    John Cappa September 2, 2015,1:21 am

    Do you wish you kept this Jeep instead of going with a TJ buggy?

      Derek Lobato September 2, 2015,8:38 pm

      Absolutely lol. Both were fun but my LJ was a blast and the 1st Jeep I built on my own. I wish I would’ve realized ahead of time what I was getting into with the buggy, truck, trailer and not being able to wheel a lot of through trails, always having to return back to trailhead/truck. I’m an explorer, I don’t like that. I’ve learned you can have the same outdoor fun in a mildly built road worthy Jeep.